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The Sony PlayStation Classic hits a new low: Just $30 – CNET

Plug-and-play the PlayStation Classic for 20 classic PlayStation games.

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The Sony PlayStation Classic was arguably one of the top flops of 2018. 

On the outside, pure adorableness: A shrunken version of the beloved console, complete with two controllers and 20 built-in games. But many fans found the game selection middling at best, and a technical issue rendered nearly half of them problematic to play on US televisions. Add to that a $100 price tag and it's no surprise you'll see some scathing reviews online.

Of course, as I've noted before, a good deal helps make flaws more forgivable. So chew on this: Today only, and while supplies last, Antonline via eBay has the Sony Playstation Classic for $29.99 shipped. That's the lowest price I've seen yet. (Best Buy and Walmart are still offering it at $40.)

I was never a PlayStation guy, so I'll turn you over to Jeff Bakalar's PlayStation Classic review. In the end he found it "serviceable," though he certainly wasn't a fan of the price. That said, that pesky frame rate issue that slows down some games is apparently fixable by merely plugging in a USB keyboard (though it takes some trial and error).  

So what do you think? Is $30 a good deal for 20 PlayStation games, even if they look dated and don't all play perfectly straight out of the box? I'm curious to hear your thoughts.

The Sony PlayStation Classic hits a new low: Just $30     - CNET

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Originally published Feb. 12.
Update, April 11: Republished with lower price from different seller.

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The Sony PlayStation Classic hits a new low: Just $30     - CNET


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